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post #3826 of 3835

Quite good. I enjoy it alot. From what I have heard so far with the HD598 on both these amps are that the Vali while not as accurate makes the music very full and rich sounding. Whereas the Asgard 2 is precise and clean. 

post #3827 of 3835

have they fixed the cracking issue?

post #3828 of 3835
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Whatever was giving the hd598 some bass in that chain, I salute you.

 

It's the quality of the recording. The HD598 hates compressed music. On the most bass heavy songs in my library that are heavily compressed, the HD598s simply refuse to do them any justice. Bass sounds wimpy and somewhat distorted. On vinyl, vinyl rips, and HD tracks (including PC games and movies) the bass jumps out and punches you in the head. Interestingly, while looking at a frequency analyzer, bass levels can be the same yet the HD598 seem to just know what is compressed and what isn't.

 

Here is a suggestion on how to improve the quality (tone, timbre, distortion) on compressed tracks; Use a 'brick wall limiter'.

 

:beerchug:

post #3829 of 3835

There's also the possibility that the stereo it was running through adds more bass weight than I'm typically used to, but it could very well be what you'e suggested.  Either way, it was a pleasing end result!

post #3830 of 3835
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

There's also the possibility that the stereo it was running through adds more bass weight than I'm typically used to, but it could very well be what you'e suggested.  Either way, it was a pleasing end result!

 

 Sorry, I never made the connection that since you are running vinyl, one must have an amp; Blonde moment. :redface: Yes, that too. I have actually recommended that users try out their A/V receivers.

post #3831 of 3835
I'll b getting a vintage receiver in within the week for my computer. While I think the one downstairs sounds good for the hb598, the hd700 sounded dull, but that could have been the record I out on. It was the same artist and same type of sound, but the quality of the recording was probably different.
post #3832 of 3835
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Originally Posted by SinfulAngel View Post
 

have they fixed the cracking issue?

long fixed since several years ago, the problem is almost non-existent now

post #3833 of 3835
Does anyone know if the C&C BH2 sounds good with the HD598s? I'm thinking of purchasing both to use with my iPod touch 5th gen so I think I'll have to chain the amps but it is what it is.
post #3834 of 3835

iPhone-length cable with 3-button remote now available for the Sennheiser HD 598s...

 

Got one... works great!

 

More here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/645819/sennheiser-5x8shortcable-with-3-5mm-plug-now-available-for-hd-5x8-owners/30#post_10758909

 

Looks like this... metal not plastic jacks!!!

 

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post #3835 of 3835
And looks great! biggrin.gif
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